May 2005 - 280 lbs/ September 2006 - 220 lbs. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!
July 2006 - my first dance competition.
December 2006 - Winter Showcase. I totally rocked it!
I decided to leave the old text there for context and history.
Since I wrote that in 2008 (GAH!) I gained the 65 lbs I lost back. I'm tired of not being able to move. My big old belly gets in the way. My back, knee and hip hurt and I don't want them to hurt anymore.
So I'm back to put the spark in my life and get my life back!
Hello there! For the last year, I have been working with a dietitian but the office is closing and she is moving into a non-weight management position. I have lost 65 lbs so far. My blood pressure is almost normal (119/86). My cholesterol is outstanding. Why am I doing this?
Both my mom and dad passed away before they were 60. They were both obese. In May of 2005, I had had enough and decided to start exercising. After several months, I lost 15 lbs. I started working with Allison in November of 2005.
I don't want to die before God is ready for me. I'm not ready to go yet.
My favorite thing to do is dance. I am a competitive ballroom/latin dancer and am contemplating becoming a professional belly dancer in 2008 by teaching my own classes. I love dance and can't imagine my life with out it.
For the month of September:
* Walk 15-30 min a day
* Daily stretching routine
* Use the Sparkpeople strength/toning videos to get started - 2 to 3x per week
1800 calories per day.
Low carb/high protein. See the books by Drs Eades, Primal Blueprint, or the movie "Fat Head" for inspiration and education.
My email is jonneller -at- yahoo -dot- com. Feel free to message me there if you'd like.
Other things about me, I am a Christian and a libertarian (though I don't talk politics that much anymore).
Favorite movies: Gone with the Wind, Star Wars (4, 5, &6), Monty Python & the Holy Grail, History of the World Pt 1, Casino Royale (2006 ver.), From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Dr. No, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, Team America: World Police. Singin' in the Rain, Serenity
Favorite music: Amr Diab, Hakim, Tarkan, Justin Timberlake (ok - just one song), Daddy Yankee, Olga Tanon, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Peter Cincotti, Matthew Dusk, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Dean Martin, Hossam Ramzy, Alabina, Dalida, Johnny Cash, The Mavericks, Raul Malo, Gipsy Kings, Bebo Norman, Third Day
Favorite books: 1984 by George Orwell, the Bible, The Celebration of the Disciplines by Richard Foster, I'm Just Here for the Food, You: The Owner's Manual, You: The Diet, Mere Christianity
Favorite TV shows:
CSI (all three), Dancing with the Stars (when I'm not in dance class), The Biggest Loser, South Park, Good Eats, Nigella Bites, Project: Runway, Firefly
| current weight: 272.3